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  1. Happy (belated) birthday, Kev! :wickedwisdom:
  2. As reported by Page 2 columnist LZ Granderson on ESPN.com at http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story...anderson/070520 : I thought Greg Oden was pulling my leg. Sure, "Switch" was hot for a minute but who actually knows every song by Will Smith? Least of all the guy who is supposed to be the NBA's next great big man? But Oden didn't blink when I asked him to give me a couple of bars of "Summertime," a classic, but Oden was what, 2 years old when it came out? "Here it is, the groove slightly transformed Just a bit of a break from the norm ..." "I don't want to go no further, you know, make him mad, copyright his stuff ..." Oden says with a smile. His admiration of Smith doesn't end there. Not only does Oden own every CD but he also has all of Will Smith's movies and has seen every episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." I saw this the other day and figured it needed to show up here, eventually. Oden seems like a pretty chill guy. Which makes me all the more depressed my Celtics aren't gonna have him. :shakehead: Ah well lol.
  3. I may be a bit younger than you guys, but count me in on the phenomenon! Fact: As a child, I definitely insisted on crouching down near each sewer I passed, shouting down a brief "hello" to my pizza-eating heroes. If it weren't for my parents, I probably would have been one of those kids who ventured down there. :shifty: I also still have a carrying case filled with my old Turtle action figures in my bedroom, and some of my earliest memories include running around and playing Ninja Turtles with my best friend from back then - I "was" Leonardo, and I had the plastic swords - and going to meet the Turtles when they paid a visit to a local mall. And if I felt compelled, I could totally post pictures from my all-out Turtle-themed 4th birthday party. Turtle hats, paper plates, cake, presents, the whole nine yards. Good times. :3-laugh3:
  4. Oh wow, was that really him??? :rofl: I never put that together. Thanks for this link tho, MaxFly. I was such a Ninja Turtles fanatic back in the day, and I'm waaaaay too excited about this movie now. :wiggle: It looks really cool, I'm definitely gonna have to check it out. :2thumbs:
  5. Number 6 is a decidedly frightening Loretta. :shifty: And you gotta love the implication in post number 9 that no rapper from "the hood" could ever get accepted to MIT. :ponder:
  6. I was there too! And got The Carlton dance on video! Yhat was such a great moment! :gettinjiggywitit: :gettinjiggywitit: :gettinjiggywitit: Any chance you could post this somwhere?
  7. Thanks for that info - good stuff. :2thumbs: The mental image of Kanye doing the Carlton dance to "Take on Me" is pretty much the greatest thing ever. :gettinjiggywitit:
  8. Somehow, I just came across this topic. I want to make some joke like: If and when a new JJFP album is announced, the collective good vibes from all the people in this forum will be so strong that all of the world's wars & violence will cease and peace & harmony will spontaneously sweep the globe. Also, the AIDS virus will inexplicably disappear. But I'm way too tired to tighten up the wording and make such a joke work. So I'll just fall back on some clickable smilies.... :2thumbs: :2thumbs: :gettinjiggywitit: :gettinjiggywitit: :2thumbs: :2thumbs: :kool: :kool: :gettinjiggywitit: :2thumbs:
  9. I hadn't heard this till today - late thanks. :2thumbs:
  10. Anyone heard the new single from Jurassic 5, "Work it Out"? Your thoughts? It's a collab with the Dave Matthews Band. I enjoy it quite a bit. It's a smooth, laid-back kinda track, with some great lyrics - I especially like Mark 7's verse and 2na's verse (the first two). :davidblaine: And is anyone else pumped about the new J5 album (Feedback), hitting stores next week in the US? :wiggle: There's gotta be at least some casual J5 fans here that are interested.
  11. Thanks for that - definitely an interesting story. :2thumbs: And I'll throw my name into the list of people who would love for that audio or video to be found and posted....
  12. I keep trying to tell myself that this was a big-time coup for the Bulls, but my gut says that Ben's getting older, he's on the decline, and he won't have nearly as much of an impact as some people are saying. I'm almost more excited for the Bulls that they may sign Chris Wilcox - but that probably just proves I'm insane. :sick: Either way, Chicago is only going to get better this season. You gotta love the way Paxson has assembled that team.
  13. Happy birthday, Schnazz! :2thumbs:
  14. Thanks, Tim. :2thumbs: I think I've only seen that video once or twice, and never with the high quality there. Good to see JJFP get some recognition from a respected source, too. Even though it was never necessarily my favorite song, the video for "I think I can beat Mike Tyson" was one of the more enjoyable Will & Jeff ever made, I think.
  15. Thanks, Tim. :2thumbs: It was an entertaining listen, from beginning to end. My two favorite parts were the subtle differences in Jeff's little reactions to each artist on the Live 8 rundown (Maroon 5: "oh wow", Madonna: "okay") and Jeff calling out the hosts on the "wholesome" thing.
  16. Okay. First off, I think everyone can agree that this review was "positive" in tone; the author definitely discussed the album and JJFP in a favorable light. That's not really up for debate, and I don't think anyone has argued against that, so let's not confuse things. The issue is about the "thesis," as Shnazz aptly called it, or the whole weaving together of the FPOBA story and JJFP's place in mainstream American culture, hip-hop history, etc. I agree with Tim that the writers and actors in FPOBA weren't consciously trying to create a show with characters and themes that paralleled any real-life themes in the rise of JJFP or anything else. FPOBA wasn't secretly some complex allegory; it was in fact a straight-shooting sitcom. I agree that the crew on the set were probably much more concerned about coming up with good fat jokes than they were with making some sort of shadowy greater "statement." But I don't think the author would argue that point, either; at no point did he say that any of the parallels he discusses were preconcieved or intentional. I'm pretty sure the "thesis" angle in the article was just an attempt to be clever, and to spice up a ho-hum album review with a gimmicky comparison to illustrate certain points. Did it work? I would say no - hence my earlier quote about writing often being reduced to "inflating weak ideas" - but I don't think he was an idiot not making any sense, so much as a bored writer trying a little too hard to be "interesting." And done.
  17. Oh wow, I really want that - for my money, I'm not sure anything has ever topped the 2-D Mario games. I didn't know this existed.... I suppose there's no version for GameCube tho. :damnyou: (the only platform I own outside of NES and well.... I think we still have an old Atari somewhere lol)
  18. Close enough right? Har har. Anyways, speaking of the NBA, find me a picture of Will performing Switch at halftime from.... was it the finals or the all-star game last year? Well... whatever it was. :smart:
  19. I am back in Boston for the summer. :2thumbs: I might not be able to join, I'm not really sure - I've worked the last three Sundays, but I get my schedule Saturday so we'll see. I appreciate the invite though - I know you guys have been doing this for a while. With any luck, I'll be able to take you up on the offer before I go back to college lol.
  20. Yeeeeeeeeeeeah, this article definitely droned on a little too long with the analogy between JJFP's rise in hip-hop and the story arch of FPOBA. :sick: I'm not sure if it doesn't make ANY sense, but it's a little bit of a reach to discuss at length like that. It reminds me of a quote from the comic Calvin and Hobbes (classic, by the way).... "I used to hate writing assignments, but now I enjoy them. I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog." And yeah I definitely don't recall all the OTHER references to lyrics and whatnot in the show lol :ponder:
  21. Allright, this is slightly off topic but please don't yell at me - I'm new. :shrug: I'm very behind on listening to these podcasts, but I just downloaded episode 10, and I feel the need to put it out there that it's definitely my favorite.... thing.... ever. The best THING in the world. I would describe my feelings further but that's all for now, I think.
  22. Yeah I have a hard time distinguishing between "best" and "favorites" because judging music is inherantly subjective, but here are my top 10 at the moment, for whatever it's worth - it was a fun time killer before I get ready for work, anyways. :sick: In no particular order.... Summertime (The Best) Brand New Funk (classic old school) Parents Just Don't Understand (a pop-rap masterpiece) He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper (FP's best battle type track - I love the rhymes) Twinkle Twinkle (amazing instrumental, cool message) Just Kickin It (one of the best/one of my favorite party tracks) Ain't No Place Like Home (see: twinkle twinkle) So Fresh (a fun throwback with a beat that's....well, so fresh) Yes Yes Ya'll Ya'll Know (ok I know these last two are suspect by most standards but I'm a sucker for BWS :davidblaine: )
  23. Good stuff, Tim. :davidblaine: I really like your messages. :hail: The true happiness one reminds me of a favorite quote of mine.... "Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. Ambition is only understood if it's to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. You'll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you're doing. To invent your own life's meaning is not easy, but it's still allowed." -Bill Watterson
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